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Found Along Portobello Road (Photo Essay)

This trip to London was my fourth and I am determined to check out new parts of the city each time I go. This visit we headed to Notting Hill and took a nice long stroll along its famed Portobello Road. On Saturdays the UK's largest antiques market is in full swing but we were just there on a regular weekday when things are a bit quieter. One can find all sorts of things along this vibrant, colourful shopping strip...

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Getting there: The best way to get to Portobello Road is via the underground (tube): Notting Hill Gate or Ladbroke Grove. Alternatively you can catch buses 7, 12, 23, 27, 28, 31, 52, 70, 94, 328 or 452 and ask the driver for the best stop. The full market is only open on Saturdays, so if you're coming for antiques, this is the best time. Otherwise you can visit after 9am until 6pm Monday through Wednesday or until 1pm Thursday.

While in London we stayed at the gorgeous Capital Hotel in Knightsbridge. If you're after a luxurious boutique hotel experience during your stay, be sure to check it out.

 

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paper boat sailor

This market is such a treat, and your photos do it justice! I was there just a few months ago, and made a photo essay about it myself!

Sherry

My kind of place. Another reason to go again. I wish I spend more than a day or two in this city. Everyone seems to love it so much. I’m targeting this area the next time I land here.

Inspiring Travellers

I think you need a week or two in London to see it all properly – we’ve been visiting on short trips for awhile now and I try to pick somewhere new to explore each time.

Audrey | That Backpacker

So quirky and colorful! I would love shopping in this market! 😀

Inspiring Travellers

I was so busy taking photos that we didn’t buy anything but cupcakes, haha – but definitely a great place to shop!

Penny Sadler

Fun photos. I would definitely stop for a cup of mulled wine!

Inspiring Travellers

Cheers, Penny! =)

Cheryl

Oh gosh! This looks like a heck of a lot of fun. I’d love to check out this market someday. 🙂

Inspiring Travellers

So much fun to explore there! =)

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